The Stars, Stunts, and Slime of Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards

Orange blimps invaded Los Angeles, along with a deluge of slime, stars, and surprises, for the 28th annual Kids’ Choice Awards earlier this month.

Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards juxtaposed beloved mainstays (green goo, orange blimps, and celebrity guests) with cutting-edge elements. Stars shot out of an orange slide to get onstage. A drone circled the audience at the University of Southern California’s Galen Center, affixed to an orange blimp, snapping shots of fans and posting them to a second screen in the arena. A “live set” of real kids posing as stage props capped off the ultimate fans-first experience.

WWE star John Cena hosted the extravaganza, getting the chance to flex his muscles in an arm wrestling contest with the cast of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn. This was one of many stunts chosen by the kids watching at home on Nick’s multiplatform, digital voting system.

LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 11: The cast of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn armwrestle with host John Cena onstage with Dj Khaled at Nickelodeon's 2017 Kids' Choice Awards at USC Galen Center on March 11, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCA2017/WireImage)

The cast of Nicky, Ricky, Dicky & Dawn arm wrestle with host John Cena and Dj Khaled at Nickelodeon’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards. (Photo by Kevin Mazur/KCA2017/WireImage)

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Nickelodeon 2017 Kid’s Choice Awards International Social Squad Is #Goals

It’s almost slime time, and Nick is shaking things up a bit. Nickelodeon International is unveiling its first-ever social squad for the network’s 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards.


The Kids’ Choice Awards official Social Squad is unlike any other celebrity crew. Each member hails from a different part of the world: Germany, Denmark, Mexico, Brazil, Australia, the U.K., and the U.S.

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A Recap of the 2016 Kids’ Choice Awards

In keeping with tradition, the Kids’ Choice Awards ceremony Saturday night in Inglewood, California was a glorious slime-filled affair. Starting with the Orange Carpet, we saw celebs such as Meghan Trainor, Will Ferrell, and Amy Poehler basking in the thrill of feeling like a kid again. Social media influencers Sophia Grace, Carson Leuders, and Johnny Orlando were out and about to promote the KCAs and the new Nickelodeon show, School of Rock. Even Boo the Dog got a chance to strut his paws on the Orange Carpet, wearing a dapper tuxedo with a lime green tie.

INGLEWOOD, CA - MARCH 12: (L-R) Recording artists Cole Whittle, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless of DNCE attend Nickelodeon's 2016 Kids' Choice Awards at The Forum on March 12, 2016 in Inglewood, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)

Artists Cole Whittle, Joe Jonas, JinJoo Lee and Jack Lawless of DNCE showed off whimsical attire on the Orange Carpet.

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